Thursday, April 26, 2012

Blueberry Orange Scones

These scones were a big hit at the bridal shower and were all devoured by the end of the celebration. I made these the evening before to help ease the load the morning of, and came to find that my dad had even snuck one because he couldn't resist. This combination is really delicious and they are super easy to create yourself-- just may not be the healthiest... its got some fruit in there :)

Blueberry Orange Scones: (makes 16)
Slightly Adapted from: food network
  • 2 cups flour, plus more for rolling berries
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, chilled and cut in chunks
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk or cream
  • 1 egg
  • 1 pint fresh blueberries
  • zest of 1 orange
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. In a large bowl, combine flour, baking powder, salt and sugar; mix thoroughly. Cut butter into small chunks and then mix into dry ingredients using a fork. The butter pieces should be coated with flour and look like crumbs.
In another bowl, whisk buttermilk or cream and egg together, and then add to the flour mixture. Mix just to incorporate, but be careful not to overwork the dough.
Roll blueberries in flour to coat them to help prevent them from sinking to the bottom of the pastry. Fold the blueberries into batter, being careful not to break them. Drop 1/4 cups of batter on an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes until golden brown. Let cool before applying orange glaze.
Orange Glaze:
  • 1+ cup powdered sugar
  • 1 orange, juiced
To prepare Orange Glaze: 
Combine sugar and orange, until there are no clumps. Continue to add sugar if needed until the glaze is thick, but still liquid in order to drizzle. Drizzle or brush on top of scones enough to just coat the tops, but not drench (I had some glaze left over).

Wet + Dry Ingredients + Blueberries rolled in flour to prevent
them from sinking to bottom whilst baking.
I had forgotten to incorporate the orange zest in the batter, so I
just added on top-- but recommend to mix in. Scoop 1/4 cups
onto un-greased pan and bake and let cool.
Make orange glaze.
Golden brown Blueberry Orange scones drizzled atop with orange glaze.

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